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Optimal Approaches to Diffusion MRI Acquisition

Derek K. Jones

in Diffusion MRI

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Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369779
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369779.003.0015
Optimal Approaches to Diffusion MRI Acquisition

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This chapter focuses on optimizing the acquisition of diffusion MRI data acquisitions. It outlines the theory of optimization and highlights the interplay between different parameters in the pulse sequence (b-value, echo time, choice of sampling directions). Prescriptions are given for designing an optimal protocol suited to a particular laboratory together with practical considerations for implementing such protocols. It addresses questions such as: How many measurements should I take at each b-value?, What is the optimal b-value?, and Which sampling orientations are “best”? The main focus is on diffusion tensor MRI but details for HARDI (high angular resolution diffusion imaging) style acquisitions are also given.

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Subjects: Neuroscientific Techniques

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